Posts tagged: The Daily Telegraph

Bears start mauling Hiscox - Part 3

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 7:45 pm

One of Betaville's favourite business commentators today follows the theme I laid out yesterday about Hiscox but probably in a more eloquent style than myself.

I am off course referring to Alistair "acerbic" Osborne, a former boss and colleague from my days at The Daily Telegraph City desk, and his piece in today's The Times about Hiscox's refusal to pay out claims to small and medium-sized businesses. I have pasted the link below:..

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Phaldrick scoops award for scoop...

Friday, 3 April 2020, 9:50 pm

A hearty congratulations goes out to former colleague Philip Aldrick, economics editor at The Times. Today he won the the Business and Finance Journalist of the Year award from the Society of Editors.

I have worked across the business desks of 'Fleet Street' for a quite a while and I couldn't think of a more diligent but understated journalist as Phil Aldrick, who I used to work alongside at The Daily Telegraph several years ago...

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Fantasy M&A from the Telegraph: Apple to buy Land Rover, Melrose to buy Unilever and ....

Thursday, 2 January 2020, 10:46 am

Having worked as a financial hack for the last fifteen years I guess it wasn't too hard to predict there will be plenty of "prediction" pieces at this time of the year.

How else you do fill a newspaper, website or Bloomborg terminal during a news vacuum at the end/beginning of the year?

Perhaps the most bizarre prediction piece came from Matthew Lynn, a business columnist for The Daily Telegraph, my former employer...

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Hedge Fund Intelligence-owner said to weigh £100 million sale - sources

Friday, 22 November 2019, 4:59 pm

Here is a story thay may resonate with some Betaville's core readers: Pageant Media, which owns HedgeFund Intelligence, is working with advisers on "strategic options".

Sources close to the situation said Pageant Media, which is controlled by entrepreneur Charles Kerr, is working with advisers from corporate finance firm Livingstone (now part of NM Rothschild), a move that could lead to an eventual sale of the business...

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More M&A on the way in Britain post Brexit deal, top fund manager tells the Telegraph

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 9:16 am

Tucked away in the back of the business section of my old employer - The Daily Telegraph - are some rather interesting comments from Gervais Williams, the respected fund manager, about the prospect of a pick up in dealmaking.

Williams, who runs the Diverse Income invesmtent trust - told Richard Evans, a rather nice former ex-colleague who writes the Questor column- that London-listed companies are at "unusually attractive valuations"...

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